Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Celebrates Success of AIR Artist-in-Residence Program Launching Second Year Funding from the Durfee Foundation

Call for submissions open for a second year as AIR fosters innovation by supporting research-led artists to combat climate change Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) today launched the second year of its Artist-in-Residence Program (AIR) by opening its application process for a new cohort of diverse artists. LACI is hosting a […]

C40 and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Launch New Partnership to Help Cities Accelerate Climate Solutions Through Private Sector Collaboration

LOS ANGELES, CA – C40 and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) are partnering to help cities around the world embrace innovation and accelerate climate solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This new partnership will first embark on research to inform how start-ups, entrepreneurs and corporate innovation can scale up and deliver solutions for cities to […]

Archaeology of the Present

Archaeology of the Present presents selected findings by artists Rebecca Bruno, Nova Jiang and Debra Scacco created during AIR, a six-month residency at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). AIR provided access to a state-of-the-art prototyping facility and leading minds working in climate-related issues. Through varying approaches, each artist engaged with a deep study of humans […]

Social Innovation Meets Energy Transition: Bank of the West Honors Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator at Ninth Annual Philanthropy Awards

LACI and California Clean Energy Fund Announce the Winner of the California Climate Cup

Solstice Energy Solutions takes the top prize, while Wheeli and EVmatch win technology categories in the first-ever California Climate Cup, the global competition showcasing the most promising and innovative megacity climate solutions. CalCEF Managing Director, Danny Kennedy (left) and LACI CEO Matt Petersen (right) present Ugwem Eneyo of Solstice Energy Solutions (center) the Grand Prize Check […]

LACI Welcomes President of the Government of Spain and First Lady María Begoña Gómez Fernández for a Clean Energy and Latino Leadership Discussion

Photo Credit: Laura Rudich LOS ANGELES – LACI welcomed the President of the Government of Spain and First Lady María Begoña Gómez Fernández on September 29th for a tour of the facility, and a discussion on the importance of climate action and Latino leadership. Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León invited the President […]

Mayor Garcetti, California Air Resources Board, L.A. County, Industry Partners & L.A. Cleantech Incubator Release Unprecedented Roadmap to Accelerate Zero Emissions Transportation by Time of 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Partners Call for Additional 25 Percent Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Beyond Current Commitments Through Acceleration of Transportation Electrification in the L.A. Region by 2028 LOS ANGELES (Sept. 11, 2018) The unprecedented Transportation Electrification Partnership—convened by the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) —today released the 1.0 version of their Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap, setting the […]

LACI and California Clean Energy Fund Announce Ten Finalists for the California Climate Cup

Ten cleantech startup companies to pitch game-changing technologies in Los Angeles, and move a step closer to pitching in front of world leaders at the Governor’s Global Climate Action Summit LOS ANGELES, CA –– The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and California Clean Energy Fund today announced ten finalists for the first-ever California Climate Cup, […]

Los Angeles County Joins Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Electrification Partnership to Accelerate Progress Toward Zero Emissions Transportation by Time of 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games

Diverse Coalition of Businesses Including Auto Manufacturers BMW, BYD and Tesla Along with Utilities, Los Angeles County and LA Metro Commit More Than $1 Million to Collaborate with LACI on LA’s First-Ever Electric Vehicle Roadmap LOS ANGELES (July 31, 2018) The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) today announced that the Los Angeles County Board of […]

The Race to Zero is On: First-Ever California Climate Cup Launches to Identify Innovative Startups Combating Climate Change

Global competition will seek the best innovations for megacities for zero emission transportation and clean energy solutions Winners to present during Governor Brown’s 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in September LOS ANGELES (July 12, 2018) California continues its longstanding role as a global leader and innovator in driving progressive environmental initiatives forward. The Los Angeles […]

LACI Launches Landmark Partnership to Accelerate Regional Transportation Electrification and Statewide Zero Emissions Good Movement by 2028

Partners Commit to Develop Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Air Pollution Los Angeles, CA—May 29, 2018— An unprecedented partnership of local government leaders, utilities, regulators, and others are joining forces to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions and regional air pollution by accelerating zero emissions transportation by the time the world […]

LACI Welcomes New AIR Artists to Advanced Prototyping Center at the La Kretz Innovation Campus

Reception Introducing New AIR Artist-in-Residence Program to be held Wednesday, May 23 Los Angeles, CA — May 22, 2018 —The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is proud to welcome its inaugural cohort of Resident Artists to the LACI AIR program. Selected AIR Artists-in-Residence Rebecca Bruno, Nova Jiang and Debra Scacco will be introduced to the […]

LACI Portfolio Companies head to Santa Barbara for one of the Largest Earth Day Festivals on the West Coast

Showcase of Cleantech Start-ups to Feature Clean Energy Solutions, EVs and Pre-fab Home Options SANTA BARBARA, CA – April 17, 2018 – The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), dedicated to creating an inclusive, green economy by unlocking innovation, transforming markets and enhancing community, will showcase the latest cleantech solutions at the 48th Annual Santa Barbara Earth […]

Network for Global Innovation Launched as New Organization Under the Leadership of LACI Co-Founder Fred Walti

Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2018 – The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), dedicated to creating an inclusive, green economy by unlocking innovation, transforming markets and enhancing community, today announced that the Network for Global Innovation (NGIN) initiative is now a new organization led by Fred Walti, LACI’s Co-founder. NGIN will remain headquartered at […]

Money Smart: Chai Energy App

If electricity bills are constantly putting you in shock, plug in with a new Money Smart app called Chai Energy

The Journal – Project Pals Rolls out PBL Project Management System

Ed tech developer Project Pals has launched a new project management system aimed at classrooms engaging in collaborative project-based learning…

The Ed Tech Round Up – Project Pals Launches Visual Collaboration Platform for Project-Based Learning

Project Pals, Inc. today announced the release of its all-in-one project-management solution, aimed at K-12 collaboration…

Los Angeles Magazine – A Local Company Is Building the Farm of the Future From Shipping Containers

In industrial Vernon, Local Roots Farms is growing salad greens that are “better than organic”…

PR Sync – Industrial Robot Sensors Market: Classification, Opportunities, Types and Applications, Status and Forecast to 2025

Industrial Robot Sensors Market: Classification, Opportunities, Types and Application, Status and Forecast to 2025

Environment Guru – Transitioning to online selling means growing pains for solar installers

When Sheryl Lane, COO at Earth Electric, first heard about consumer solar marketplace EnergySage, she was excited about the opportunity and signed up her company right away…

Community Healing Gardens and LACI Launch Watts Healing Tech Garden as part of Watts Rising Collaborative $35 Million Grant

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Government Officials and Watts Rising Collaborative Gather for Press Conference at Markham Middle School, the New Watts Healing Tech Garden Site Los Angeles, CA- February 1, 2018— Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted a press conference February 1, 2018 announcing the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) $35 million grant awarded to […]

USGBC Council – The 17th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo

The Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) returns for its 17th year on April 19, 2018. This longest-running and largest gathering of leading sustainability…

CSUN Today – Bull Ring New Venture Competition Inspires Budding CSUN

The annual California State University, Northridge Bull Ring New Venture Competition has returned to campus this spring for the third time…

Coyote Gulch – Water Values podcast: Ensuring Technology Access and Resilience in the Field with David Dolphin

David Dolphin, of utility technology provider Ayyeka, discusses a wide range of issues related to end-to-end remote monitoring system deployment.

GEF – GEF’s social entrepreneurs gather in Los Angeles for global cleantech innovation awards

Three years ago, when Kristin Kagetsu decided to leave her employer, a tech company in America, to return to Ahmedabad in India she had five criteria in mind…

EVObsession – California Governor Signs Executive Order Meant to Increase EV Sales

Following the signing of a new executive order by California Governor Jerry Brown, the official target for all-electric vehicle sales…

BP.com – BP invests in mobile electric vehicle charging company FreeWire to deliver rapid charging at retail sites

BP today announced that its venturing business has invested $5 million in FreeWire Technologies Inc. (FreeWire)…

CSUN Today – Fostering Culture of Innovation

Students, faculty and staff across California State University, Northridge are taking part in a host of trailblazing programs, initiatives and competitions…

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Announces the Launch of AIR: Artist-in-Residence Program

Call for Submissions Opens Today Inviting Diverse Artists to Apply for Residency and Access to New Tools, Technologies and Subject Matter Experts in Sustainability. Read full press release here

The UN Global Compact

Cleaning up at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator – meet the community

The UN Global Compact

Fred Walti, LA Cleantech Incubator – Good clean fun makes money

Fast Company – Los Angeles’s $120 Billion Bet on Transit Innovation

Now that Los Angeles has claimed the 2028 Olympics, it’s embarking on an ambitious effort to reduce congestion and transform the city’s transportation infrastructure…

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and NewCities Foundation Announce Global Competition Winners of The L.A. New Mobility Challenge

Start-up applicants from around the world gathered at LACI in the DTLA Arts District for the 5-day LA CoMotion event focused on urban mobility

Ampaire Named TopAerospace Startup at Hello Tomorrow Global Summit

Ampaire Named Top Aerospace Startup at Hello Tomorrow Global Summit LACI portfolio company, Ampaire, developer of all-electric airplanes, was honored with the award for top aerospace startup at the 2017 Hello Tomorrow Global Summit Deep Tech Challenge in Paris. Dedicated to solving two of the biggest issues in air travel, cost and impact on the environment, […]

La Kretz Innovation Campus + Arts District ParkHonored with Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

La Kretz Innovation Campus + Arts District Park Honored with Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Award Funds to be used for LACI Educational Program IntroducingStudents from Disadvantaged Neighborhoods to Art and Innovation at CampusAdvanced Prototyping Center – See full press release

Cleantech Open West Announces Finalists in Global Forum Competition

Three teams of entrepreneurs win big in the West and advance to Cleantech Open’s Global Forum in January (L-R) Ian Foraker, CTO West Regional Director, Kristen Sampayan, Opcondys CEO, Jon Wittenberg, Carbon Quest CEO, Andrew Brentano, Tiny Farms Founder and CEO, Richard Preston, Novasolix CEO, Lisa Altieri, Climate Solutions Net Founder and CEO, Sedale Turbovsky, […]


Winner Gets $15,000; Finalists from Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, and U.S. to Pitch at LA CoMotion Mobility Festival on November 18, 2017

Medium – October 27, 2017, Hello Tomorrow: Announcing the 2017 Global Startup Challenge Winners – Meet 10 deep tech startups poised to change the world

EDHAT, September 27, 2017

CNBC, September 26, 2017